News, Events & CEMS Seminars
FALL 2021 CEMS SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Sept. 28: EOAA training (Preventing and responding to sexual misconduct) for CEMS faculty and staff. ZOOM.
Tuesday, Oct. 5: Dr. Rachel Getman, Clemson University
Tuesday, Oct. 12: Dr. Miguel Modestino, New York University
Thursday, Oct. 14: Dr. Nancy Sottos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ZOOM seminar.
Tuesday, Oct. 19: Dr. Julia Mundy, Harvard University
Thursday, Oct. 21: Dr. Jayakanth Ravichandran, University of Southern California
Tuesday, Oct. 26: Dr. Kristala L. Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fredrickson Lecture)
Tuesday, Nov. 2: Dr. Babatunde Ogunnaike, University of Delaware
Tuesday, Nov. 16: Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Northern Arizona University
Tuesday, Nov. 30: Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Stebe, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, Dec. 7: Dr. Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware
Posted September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021 - Shashank Kamdar, a 5th-year Chemical Engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Professor Xiang Cheng and Lorraine F. Francis, has been awarded a travel grant from the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) to support his participation in the 2021 APS DFD Meeting at Phoenix.
Posted September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021 - Tatem Rios (ChE ’22) was recently awarded a WAAIME (formerly known as the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining Engineers), a division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Scholarship.
Posted September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021 - Maya Ramamurthy, a 3rd year chemical engineering PhD candidate, and Bryan Cote, a 5th year chemical engineering PhD candidate, both advised by CEMS Associate Professor Vivian Ferry, won awards at the recent Minnesota chapter AVS Symposium.
Posted September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021 - Kristine Loh, a 2nd year PhD student in chemical engineering co-advised by Professors Vivian Ferry (CEMS) and Uwe Kortshagen (Mechanical Engineering), has received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Outstanding Collegiate Member Award. Loh is among an elite group of recipients, with no more than 10 of these awards bestowed annually to SWE collegiate members with at least two years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus.
Posted August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 - Yutong Pang, a 5th year chemical engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Professor Paul Dauenhauer, has won travel award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE) to support her participation in the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting.
Posted July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 - Sam Wang (ChE '22) is one of two 2021 recipients of the Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship. During his freshman year, Sam was selected to be a project engineer for Engineers Without Borders and travelled to Paraxaj, Guatemala to implement a water distribution system for a village of natives who did not have access to fresh water. From this experience, Sam found his passion to use engineering to advance society. In his sophomore and junior years, Sam dove into the technology industry working as a process engineer intern at Seagate Technology. In this position he led multimillion-dollar projects with production and R&D teams, achieving sustainability and financial targets for the company.
Posted July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 - With support from a recent $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and partners, including the independent nonprofit research institute RTI International, University of Minnesota researchers in the College of Science and Engineering’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials science are part of a new research project aimed at developing and demonstrating novel processes to produce ammonia from intermittent renewable energy.
Posted July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 - Graduate Student Wan-Ju Hsu, working with Prof. Russell Holmes, has been awarded a $50,000 Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship. The fellowship is a joint initiative of the Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering, in partnership with the UMN MIN-Corps program and the Office of Technology Commercialization, to accelerate technology translation of renewable energy research.
Posted July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021- Lloyd R. White (ChE ’59, PhD ’67) died on June 20, 2021 in the Twin Cities at the age of 84 after a brief struggle with AML leukemia.
Posted June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021 - Associate Professor Vivian Ferry is among seven new Fellows of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE). Fellows are established in their careers, having demonstrated excellence in one or more subject areas related to the environment and sustainability.